Pumpkin Patch Open
The youth are sending out a big thank you to all who helped unload pumpkins last Sunday afternoon. We so appreciate your efforts and commitment to the youth of the church. Through October, the Pumpkin Patch will be operating seven days a week. During weekdays, the patch will be open from 3 to 8 PM; on Saturdays, from 10 AM to 8 PM; and on Sundays, from Noon to 8 PM.
Adult volunteers are needed to help the time that the youth will not be able to serve—usually in the afternoons before our young people are home from school. We need to have at least one supervising adult on the lot at all times. Please consider working one or more 2-hour shifts during the next few weeks to help us out. The sign-up book will be at the patch, and it will also be available on Sunday mornings at the church. Contact our youth leader, Rick Phillips, at 503-7933, to find out which shifts are most needed.
News from the Pastor
Pastor Merritt’s daughter is building a new house in the area, and the pastor’s entire family will be moving in early December once the house is ready for occupancy. The new home is within ten minutes of the church, and the pastor will continue to live nearby in case of emergency. We wish the pastor, his daughter, and his grandson good luck on this new adventure.
Care Committee Meets Thursday, October 23rd
The next Care Committee will be held on Thursday, October23rd at the home of Connie Mosley, 9720 Lorrayne Road. Dinner will be served by 6:30 PM, and the meeting will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. New ideas for special events and other activities are welcome.
RUMC’s Talent Show Coming November 1st
Do you have a talent? Can you sing, dance, tell a story or a joke, tumble, break a brick with your hand, or read a poem? If so, you can display your talent proudly at the RUMC talent show to be held on Saturday evening at 6:00 PM in Crichton Hall. Contact Kim or Gary Floyd to be included in the show.
Even if you have no talent, come for the light refreshments, the fellowship and the entertainment anyway. This event is sponsored by the RUMC United Methodist Women and all donations will go to World Missions. See everyone there.
Register for the March Women’s Retreat
The Riverview United Methodist Women are planning to send a group to the Florida Conference Women’s Retreat on March 20-22, 2015 in Fruitland Park, Florida. If you are interested in attending, you must notify Kim Floyd, the President of our church’s UMW chapter. We are trying to get our registrations in as early as possible, since this mid-March retreat fills up quickly.
Billy Graham Gospel Special
A television special will be airing during the week of November 7th. It is sponsored by the Billy Graham evangelical organization. We’ll provide you more detailed scheduling information as it becomes available. What a wonderful to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our friends and family.